Originally Posted by f22
Thankyou for the feedback, I am very pleased with the quality of the 35-100, and if this optic is close in quality it sounds great. Will be looking to use it for three quarter length portraits wide-open.
The 35-100 is optically superb. A review of this lens is coming here soon. It can be used wide open
The 14-35 is in the same league, optically (as is the 90-250), but it also has the advantage of SWD.
Incidentally, the 12-60 lens hood was criticised for being a bit cheap. It is lightweight, but the plastic a strong type. Well, the 14-35's hood is also lightweight, but it is felt-lined (like the 35-100) and has a hatch so you can access and rotate a polarising filter if attached.
77mm polariser - that's going to hurt my wallet!